Ramos blasts listless Blackwater: We didn’t play with any effort

Ramos blasts listless Blackwater: We didn’t play with any effort

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Blackwater is already eliminated in the race for a quarterfinals spot in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup but for head coach Bong Ramos that is no excuse for them to stop playing proper basketball.ADVERTISEMENT View comments China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Ramos was pertaining to games against Rain or Shine and Magnolia, two teams that are on top of the league standings.Rain or Shine sit atop the standings with a 7-1 record while the Hotshots are at fifth at 4-4.Blackwater played with an all-Filipino crew almost the entirety of the game when Henry Walker aggravated his injury in his right shoulder against the Elasto Painters and the Elite lost by just 10, 104-94.And although the Elite are at the bottom of the standings, they were able to stun Magnolia 86-84 after Walker’s game-winning dunk.Ramos, whose team will play San Miguel next, said he wants his players to bounce back and remove their attitude problem for their final match this conference.“I told them that what happened is due to negative attitude and they need to flush it away,” said Ramos. “I won’t stop teaching them, I won’t stop giving them inputs, and training them to learn. I will continue what I’m doing.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours PBA: Alaska grabs share of top spot after fending off NLEX Although talking in a calm and posed way, Ramos’ words ripped at his players after the Elite lost to Meralco 102-75 Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.“We didn’t play with any effort today, it’s as if we didn’t even show up for the game,” said Ramos in Filipino. “That’s all I can say, we didn’t show anything for this game. They seemed content with their performances in our previous games and it seems they left me hanging in midair.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Elite settled for a disappointing 1-9 record in the conference and Ramos knows its hard for a coach to motivate players who are fighting for nothing.“Of course it’s hard but I keep on pushing them,” said Ramos. “They displayed intensity, energy, and they were competing in our previous games but it was in this game that they went back to their old ways.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Region 3 students sensitised on harmful effects of substance abuse

first_imgThe Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) Department of Education’s Guidance and Counselling Department, in collaboration with Patentia Secondary School, on Thursday commenced a five-day substance abuse prevention workshop.The workshop, which is being held at the Patentia Community Centre Ground, is intended to address the growing problem of substance abuse.According to Region Three Senior Guidance and Counselling Officer Priscilla Gonsalves, the intervention was necessary given the increase in substance abuse by younger adults and more so, the Education Ministry has recognised that children who are of school age can be affected by this scourge as well.Gonsalves noted that for the next five weeks, one day will be set aside for this continuous prevention and sensitisation exercise at the Patentia Community Centre Ground.Further, Gonsalves said during this period, there will be presentations from the Phoenix Recovery Centre, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and the Public Health Ministry’s Mental Health Unit.At the launch, the GPF in its presentation to the attendees explained the consequences associated with substance abuse. The participants were also shown examples of some of the most common substances that are abused.According to the GPF representative, the workshop provides a platform for children to be educated on the issue, so that informed choices and decisions can be made. The GPF official said that this would allow for more productive Guyanese citizens who would contribute to the development of the nation.last_img read more

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Body of boat operator in mishap yet to be recovered

first_imgAttempts to locate missing boat operator Kendol Rodriguez, who is feared dead after his boat capsized in the Upper Pomeroon River, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) on Sunday morning, have proved futile thus far.G Division Commander Khali PareshramG Division (Essequibo Coast-Essequibo Islands) Commander Khali Pareshram told Guyana Times that although a search party combed the area in which the man was reported to have fallen overboard, his body was nowhere to be seen.However, the Police Commander stated that efforts to locate same have been intensified and the search would continue.On Sunday, Rodriguez who hails from Kabakaburi village, Upper Pomeroon, was transporting 42-year-old Joseph Thomas, a sawman of the same village, when the boat mishap occurred.However, Thomas was the only one to be rescued by a boat that had been passing in the area shortly after the accident took place.Reports are that on Saturday night, Thomas and Rodriguez had attended a wedding celebration and had been consuming alcohol there for hours. Around 02:00h on Sunday, the duo left the wedding house to return to their homes via a 15-horsepower boat owned by Rodriguez.However, according to Thomas, they were in the vicinity of Siriki village when Rodriguez “suddenly began to swerve from left to right” and this resulted in the boat capsizing and both men falling into the river.The sawman told the Police that he managed to hold on to a side of the overturned vessel, but did not see what happened to Rodriguez.Shortly after, a boat that was in the area at the same time rendered assistance to Thomas and reportedly conducted a search for Rodriguez. However, the search proved futile.According to the Police, it was around 09:00h on Sunday, some seven hours after the mishap took place, that Thomas made a report about the incident.Thomas remains in Police custody, where he is said to be assisting with the investigation into this matter.last_img read more

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Haunted home helps children to face fears

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“They want the candy, but they’re not sure they want to come up,” says Zald, who in the past has dressed up as a devil but this year will be costumed as kitschy Disco Stu from the animated TV series, “The Simpsons.” By the end of the night, even the young children aren’t fazed by ghouls and goblins. They control their fear to get the reward of candy, Zald said, and they learn a healthy lesson. Fear is a negative emotion and for millions of Americans, it’s disabling. Yet people love horror movies, and Halloween is a holiday that celebrates fear while rewarding children with sweets. There are scientific reasons for this odd mix. “One of the odder aspects of human nature is our willingness to pay money to actually get scared,” Zald said. “Essentially we get off on the excitement. We get a high arousal state and we actually find that appealing.” There are physical chemical rewards in our brain when we experience fear, yet cheat an anticipated painful threat, psychologists say. And fear-induced hormones, such as adrenaline, are pleasurable at times. In the lab, psychology professor David Zald studies how fast adults react to fear. At his home this time of year, he watches kids adjust to it. Zald, a professor at Vanderbilt University, turns his house in Nashville, Tenn., into a Halloween fear lab – with a reward of candy for those who brave it. Skeletons hang from the tree, motion-activated sensors move objects around in a scary way and there’s a creepy fog floating around the house. Zald decorates in classic horror motif for fun, but the shrink in him can’t help but observe the classic fear response in children. “Part of the fun of Halloween is that it’s a way of experiencing fear in a pretty controlled setting,” said University of Michigan psychology professor Stephen Maren. “People enjoy the fun and surprises, but they’re putting themselves in situations where they are really not in danger.” Some people need that kind of excitement, which is similar to the rush felt when playing sports, said New York psychologist Linda Sapadin, author of the book “Master Your Fears.” “We do need some fear in our lives, otherwise things are too placid,” she said. On the other hand, she noted, people who live in war zones, don’t go to horror movies.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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LOTTO-WINNING SHOP STRIKES IT LUCKY AGAIN WITH BIG BINGO WINNER

first_imgLady Lucky has shone down on the Twins Towns again after another person scooped €60,000 on the National Lottery’s Telly Bingo.The ticket was bought in the Costcutter’s Store in Ballybofey and is believed to have been bought by a local person.The lovely sum of Christmas cash comes just a few months after the same store scooped a whopping €5.1 million on the lotto back in April. Owner of the store, Michael Doherty, told Donegal Daily that he is delighted for the winner and is 99.9% sure they are local.“It’s probably not a life-changing sum of money but it will certainly make someone’s Christmas an awful lot nicer now.“The person wants to remain anonymous but I’m 99.9% sure that they are local.“I really do wish them all the best and I hope they have a lovely Christmas with this money,” he said. Michael said he hopes the shop is on a roll and it could be ‘third time lucky’ for some early in the New Year.“I would certainly hope that we might have another big winner in the New Year.“They say things happen in threes so I would love for another local person to win a big jackpot,” he said. LOTTO-WINNING SHOP STRIKES IT LUCKY AGAIN WITH BIG BINGO WINNER was last modified: December 17th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallybofeyCostcutterslottoMichael DohertyTelly Bingolast_img read more

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TABLE-TOPPERS HARPS HOPING TO CONTINUE UNBEATEN RUN AGAINST GALWAY FC

first_imgTable-toppers Finn Harps will be hoping to continue their unbeaten start to the season when they host new-boys Galway FC at Finn Park on Saturday evening (kick-off 7.45pm).Harps striker Ruairi Keating is one of a number of players in flying form for Finn Harps. Pic by Gary Foy.Last Friday evening’s 5-0 hammering of Cobh Ramblers saw Harps increase their unbeaten start in the league to three games and keep their third clean sheet in a row.When you factor in the end of last season, it means Harps are now unbeaten in five league games and haven’t conceded a goal in 360 minutes of league football – the last goal against them coming when Garbhan Coughlan scored an injury time consolation for Athlone Town in a 3-2 victory for Harps on 4th October last year. “I was obviously very happy to get three points on Friday,” said Harps boss Ollie Horgan as he reflected on the game against Cobh.“I felt our second goal from Carel Tiofack came slightly against the run of play as we didn’t start the second half particularity well. However, after that, the result wasn’t in doubt really.”Horgan was also delighted to see his side record another blank scoreline for the opposition and he has yet to witness his Harps side concede in league action this season.“It is always good to keep a clean sheet but we ran our luck a little especially from one or two Cobh set-pieces. This is something we will need to improve on ahead of the game against Galway.” With Galway the visitors to Finn Park on Saturday, Horgan feels this could be the toughest test his side has faced this season.“Galway have huge potential,” he said. “They have quality players like Ryan Connolly, Vinny Faherty and Gary Shanaghan who have all played with top Premier Division sides. Add in young Ryan Manning and Jason Molloy and they will pose a huge attacking threat to us.”The Harps boss continued: “It would be great to see a big crowd come out on Saturday as a good atmosphere can definitely play its part in encouraging any team, and we are no different. Galway have a lot of quality and play good football so it’s a challenge we will be relishing.”On the team front, Horgan is still missing Kevin McHugh and Gareth Harkin with hamstring injuries. Sean McCarron remains sidelined with a fractured cheek while Ciaran Coll and Keith Cowan are doubts after they both picked up knocks in Friday’s game with Cobh.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TEAM NEWSSuspended: None.Doubtful: Ciaran Coll (knock), Keith Cowan (knock)..Injured: Kevin McHugh (hamstring), Gareth Harkin (hamstring), Sean McCarron (fractured cheek). Form Guide (last six league games)Finn Harps: L-W-D-D-W-W (11 pts)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Goalscorers 2014Pat McCann – 3Ruairi Keating – 2 (1 in League Cup)Keith Cowan – 1James Doherty – 1Michael Funston – 1Carel Tiofack – 1Sean McCarron – 1 (in League Cup)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Results 2014 (Finn Harps scorers in brackets)21-Mar – 2014 – Lg – Finn Harps 5-0 Cobh Ramblers (Doherty, Tiofack, McCann 2, Keating)16-Mar-2014 – Lg – Shamrock Rovers B 0-3 Finn Harps (Cowan, Funston, McCann)10-Mar-2014 – LC – Finn Harps 3-2 Cockhill Celtic (McCarron, O’Donnell o.g., Keating)07-Mar-2014 – Lg – Finn Harps 0-0 Waterford UnitedTABLE-TOPPERS HARPS HOPING TO CONTINUE UNBEATEN RUN AGAINST GALWAY FC was last modified: March 26th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:finn harpsFinn ParkGalway FClast_img read more

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Breaking: Boy killed following crash in Inishowen

first_imgA young boy has been killed after the car which he was driving crashed in Inishowen this evening.The young teen, understood to be only 14 years old, was driving the car when it crashed just after 7pm this evening.The tragedy, involving a single car, is understood to have happened between the towns of Moville and Redcastle close to an area known as Clar and happened “off-road.” It is understood the young boy was driving an old car when the tragedy occurred.The boy is understood to be the eldest of a young family and had just completed second year at Moville Community College.His parents and younger siblings were tonight being comforted following the tragedy.A number of local councillors when contacted confirmed they had heard of the unfolding tragedy but declined to comment at this stage. A full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash has been launched by Gardai.Breaking: Boy killed following crash in Inishowen was last modified: June 11th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:crashdonegalGardaimovilleredcastlelast_img read more

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Queen Elizabeth cruise visit marks major milestone for Killybegs

first_imgA warm welcome awaited Queen Elizabeth 2 on her history-making maiden call to Killybegs today.The Cunard Line cruise ship berthed at Killybegs this Friday to much fanfare, as it was the largest ever liner to visit the pier. The new 300m pier was just perfect to accommodate the 92,000 tonne ship, which at 294m is twice as long as Croke Park. Donegal Cathaoirleach Seamus O’Domhnaill greeted the 1,200-strong crew and 2,000 passengers on their arrival, while tourism officials were ready to guide the disembarking visitors on making the most of their day in Donegal.Queen Elizabeth 2 at KillybegsDonegal Tourism greeting station at Killybegs HarbourBus fleets whisked hundreds of eager tourists away to locations such as Donegal Town, Glenveagh, Glencolmcille Folk Village, Crolly and The Rosses. Visitors come here for an experience and to see the Irish landscape, sea and culture, according to Sales and Loyalty Manager Petra Staffen. However, there was no shortage of high-end shopping bags from Donegal Town when guests arrived back in the afternoon.The Queen Elizabeth is the youngest of Cunard’s three ships. She has sailed around the world since her launch in 2010. This week, she had collected passengers from Rotterdam and Southampton before setting sail for Scotland, Ireland, the Channel Islands and England.Views of Killybegs from the Queen ElizabethThe new pier opens a world of opportunities for Killybegs, which was well-represented by today’s visit. Thanks to its deep water harbour and the stunning natural scenery of the surrounding areas, Killybegs is asserting itself as the cruise capital of the Wild Atlantic Way.  Queen Elizabeth has now departed on its next adventure to Greenock, but it is hoped that visitors are leaving with lasting memories and a desire to return for a second helping of the delights of Donegal.See a picture special of the ship’s interiors here:In Pictures: See inside the luxury liner that made history at KillybegsQueen Elizabeth cruise visit marks major milestone for Killybegs was last modified: July 23rd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cruisecunard lineKillybegsQueen ElizabethtourismTravellast_img read more

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A’s pitcher gets first shot at redemption this spring training

first_imgMost teams would have been crawling all over each other to get their hands on Bridwell after his 2017 season. He went 10-3 with a 3.64 ERA over 20 starts that year and was emerging as a promising fixture in the … MESA, Ariz. — It’s tough when nobody wants you.Parker Bridwell was told he was no longer wanted four times this offseason. The Yankees didn’t want him. The Angels didn’t want him, twice. Even the A’s placed him on waivers shortly after claiming him. Proof baseball can be a cold game.last_img read more

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MTN launches cloud services for SMEs

first_img11 April 2013 Mobile telecommunications operator MTN went live in Ghana and Nigeria on Wednesday with a range of cloud computing services for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), with launches in Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, South Africa and Uganda to follow later this year. Cloud computing involves the delivery of computing resources over the internet. Users access cloud-based applications through their web browsers or mobile apps, while software and data are stored on remote servers. MTN launched cloud pilot projects in Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda and South Africa in December, becoming the first mobile network operator in Africa to adopt the cloud service brokerage model, in which access to services is centralised, with MTN in this case acting as the single point of contact for customers. “The focus is on convenience, as centralising access to services eases the administrative burden for businesses, where instead of dealing with multiple service providers, they now deal with one,” MTN said in a statement on Tuesday. “What the pilot project confirmed is that our offerings are on the mark,” said Farhad Khan, executive for MTN’s group enterprise business unit. “There is great appetite for ICT solutions that are relevant, customised and affordable. SMEs are looking to technology service providers such as MTN to bring them world-class tools that improve their business efficiencies. MTN Cloud offers exactly that.” MTN Cloud offers an impressive list of services. As part of the trial, participating companies were offered access to Office Desktop, a cost-effective e-mail and collaborative software; Mozypro, a back-up service for the effective management of files and servers; and Dialcom, an on-demand video conferencing offering. Also on offer were McAfee, a popular anti-virus and anti-spam security software; Averiware, used for companies’ HR, accounting, finance and sales force automation needs; and Microsoft SharePoint, a staff and cross functional collaborative tool. This is in addition to Microsoft Dynamics CRM, a customer relations management tool. According to MTN, the most popular solutions during the trial were Averiware, MozyPro Online Backup, and McAfee SaaS. Companies that participated in the pilot ranged from SMEs in the IT, manufacturing and hospitality sectors in Ghana to those in media and advertising in Nigeria. “MTN is optimistic about the uptake of MTN Cloud,” Khan said. “Our focus as MTN is to contribute to the development of enterprises and the sustainable growth of economies, and SMEs are key economic growth drivers in most of our markets.” MTN said that business customers would receive a 30-day trial of MTN Cloud. Customers who subscribed to MTN Cloud through MTN Business would also be able to pay for services using airtime. “Plans are also under way to enable businesses to use MTN Mobile Money to pay for MTN Cloud services, with payment being effected in the local currency of the participating market,” the company said. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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